Heima, the 2007 documentary film that chronicles a tour by Icelandic group Sigur Ros, has been named the number-one documentary of all time by widely respected movie industry source IMDB. Alan Calzatti, director of Musicians Institute’s Music Video-Film-Television program, served as Director of Photography on the location shoot (widely praised for its stunning visuals) and the group later completed post-production on the film in MI’s studios.
Since opening its doors in 1977, Musicians Institute has primed over 20,000 musicians, producers, engineers, vocalists, and industry professionals for successful careers in every genre of contemporary music. Located just blocks from the Capitol Records tower, MI has an incredible history of innovation dating back to its origins in 1977 as the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), which broke new ground as a performance-based contemporary music school taught by working professionals. Within a few years, GIT was joined by bass and drum programs to form Musicians Institute and the evolution has continued to this day with degree and certificate programs for career-minded guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, keyboardists, recording engineers, independent producers, guitar makers, music business professionals and filmmakers.